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Youth WORK (Work-based Opportunities to Receive Knowledge)

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Unemployment among youth rose by 654,000
from April to July 2015.
 
ISSUE 
Youth unemployment in Broward continues to increase despite employers reporting a need for young employees. Employers cite a lack of critical life and soft skills (social skills such as cooperation and flexibility) as a key barrier to employment.
 
WHY IT MATTERS 
More than 50% of African Americans, 36% of Hispanic and 33% of Caucasian high school graduates in America are unemployed or underemployed. According to Harvard University research, occupations that require strong social skills have grown faster than others since 1980 and show consistent wage growth since 2000.
 
OUR GOAL 
To develop critical life and soft skills for young people (14-21) through paid and unpaid opportunities to help them transition to adult full-time work.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Projects we will support must increase job and career opportunities for youth ages 14-21 and:

  1. Are age appropriate work-based opportunities that engage young people over a period of time through: 
  2.  --Traditional jobs
    --Paid and/or unpaid internships
    --Volunteer opportunities
    --Job shadowing
    --Mentoring
    --Apprenticeships
  3. Provide opportunities for youth to learn and apply life/soft skills
  4. Strengthen linkages between the business community, nonprofits, schools, and post-secondary institutions
HOW TO APPLY

Application Start: June 30, 2017
Application Deadline: August 11, 2017
Grants Awarded: October 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000
ELIGIBILITY & MULTI-YEAR BUNDLE

The eligibility criteria:
  • Nonprofits with 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • Individuals and not eligible to apply
  • Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good grant standing and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants from the Foundation. A current grantee must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered and eligible to apply.

If you are considering multi-year funding, please view the grant cycles and multi-year bundle information. Please email Angelica Rosas at arosas@cfbroward.org for more information.

Other Grant Opportunities

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GRANT RECIPIENTS (2016-17) 


Click here for a complete list of the 2016-17 grant recipients.
 

 
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